Caldwell’s Composition on Tour

James Caldwell, Professor, WIU School of Music

James Caldwell, Professor, WIU School of Music

School of Music Professor James Caldwell’s composition Texturologie 13: Plenum of Proof was included in Soundproof Ensemble’s fall tour.

The SoundProof Ensemble–Patricia Strange, violin; Stephen Ruppenthal, trumpet, flugelhorn, & voice; Brian Belet, viola, voice, and computer processing–performed its ‘Fall 2012 Tour’ with concerts, master classes, and lecture/demos in Ohio and Illinois during early October. The concerts featured interactive computer music composed for the ensemble by Larry Austin, Brian Belet, Mara Helmuth, Bruno Liberda, Elainie Lillios, Bonnie Miksch, Stephen Ruppenthal, Jeffrey Stolet, and Allen Strange.

Each concert also included a new 15 Minutes of Fame set, with 15 one-minute work performed in succession.  The works were by Mark A. Lackey, Jim McManus, Bruce Hamilton, Elainie Lillios, Christopher Lee, Julius Bucsis, James Caldwell, Brian Belet, Mark Phillips, Ken Paoli, Lanier Sammons, Steve Wurcer, Scott Miller, Michael Wittgraf, & Mark Soden Jr.

Texturologie 13: Plenum of Proof

Texturologie 13 is one of a series of compositions with textures suggested by continuous field or all-over pattern paintings (like Dubuffet’s Texturology series). The instruments etch lines, points, and patterns into the pulsing and ringing computer music made from plate bell samples. (Title phrase from Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”)

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